Case Studies

From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops and enterprise experiences pack a BIG punch!

"We showed our teachers we are hungry to be successful" - Turning young people onto socent

Enterprise-in-a-Box - Forest Hill School - T.Jones, 15

Fewer young people are considering starting their own enterprise. Our social enterprise challenge sees young people get the business bug by doing it for real!

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“Today, someone is coming in to talk to you about money" - Bringing it to life

Money Twist - George Mitchell Secondary School - Afeet, 11

80% of pupils want financial education lessons to be more interactive. Afeet, like many in his class, has never learnt about money in school. He recognises terms but struggles when probed on their meaning or application.

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"It's given me an insight of what it’ll be like on my own" - Long Term Case Study

Uni Dosh - Bishop Grant Thomas School - Frederick, 17

Like thousands of students, Frederick is concerned about getting into debt at university. We also caught up with him a year later to see how his personal finances have changed.

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"Saving's the last thing on my mind..." - Pensions and saving

Sporty Money Twist - Essex Boy's & Girls Club - Georgina, 16

18-25 year olds in the UK think they will retire with savings of £95,000, despite around three fifths not even starting to put money towards their pension yet.

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"I really underestimated the planning that goes into making something successful" - Enterprise

Business Battle - XLP - Emmanuel, 19

MyBnk helped young people at XLP gain valuable enterprise and leadership skills going from drawingboard to marketplace in just four days.

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“ I don’t have a bank so I feel tempted to spend it" - How do I choose the right one for me?

Money Twist - La Retraite Catholic School for Girls,- Sasika, 13

Savings are at a 40 year low and truncated interest rates offer little incentives for young people to stash their cash - this is where MyBnk steps in.

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"This project burst open a bubble for me!" - Boosting confidence using social enterprise

Enterprise-in-a-Box - Kids Company - Sharlene, 24

Whilst Sharlene had experience working with others, she was quick to admit she lacked vital communication skills, this project was going to take her out of her “comfort zone”.

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"I found out things I never knew before" - Uni debt vs Uni reality

Uni Dosh - Crest Academy - Isha, 17

Before our session Isha was 70/30 against going to university because she does not want to be in debt - what happened after our workshop?

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"I understand now, it's changed my views on how I spend my money" - How to spend

Money Twist - Heartlands School - Reece, 13

From the minimum wage to money habits. See how we are preparing young people for their financial futures.

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Responsibility and money? Something it's you don't think about" - Income is not a barrier

Uni Dosh - Motiv8 - Marcus & Lewis, 16

To go to university, or not? That’s the £53,000 question. MyBnk was on hand to help youths understand and cope with the true cost of university life.

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